The 'Hunt' continues for Chiefs (1/18/19)KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The even-keeled executive with the crisp suit and winning smile stood inside the mostly empty Kansas City Chiefs locker room, his team having just won a home playoff game for the first time in 25 years. He talked about how much it meant to their long-suffering fans. ...
Rask ties Bruins' career wins record in 5-2 victory over Blues (1/18/19)BOSTON -- Tuukka Rask always tries to focus on the next win. This time, he made an exception. The 31-year-old goaltender tied a Boston record with his 252nd career victory as the Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Thursday night. Rask made 28 saves and matched the franchise mark set by Cecil "Tiny" Thompson, who was 252-153 with 63 ties. Rask, the 2014 Vezina Trophy winner as the NHL's top goalie, is 252-145-56 in 474 games over 12 seasons with Boston...
Berube has Blues playing well enough to make playoffs (1/17/19)This is not Brayden Schenn's first rodeo with a lot of things this season. It is his second time playing under Craig Berube as an interim coach and the third time his name has been prominent in trade speculation. For Schenn and the St. Louis Blues, those things are related...
Chiefs healthy heading into AFC title game (1/16/19)KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Andy Reid typically begins his postgame news conferences with a rundown of injuries, ranging from the run-of-the-mill bumps and bruises to the more serious stuff that keeps players out awhile. After Kansas City routed the Indianapolis Colts last weekend to reach its first AFC title game in 25 years, Reid stepped to the podium and said, well, not much of anything...
Blues' 3-game win streak ends with overtime loss to Islanders (1/16/19)NEW YORK -- Even when they aren't playing great, the New York Islanders are managing to keep winning. Valtteri Filppula scored 1:37 into overtime and the Islanders beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 Tuesday night for their 12th win in 15 games. "When we needed a big play, a block or a save, we had that," New York coach Barry Trotz said. "And that allows us to survive those moments when we're not at our best."...
Blues beat Capitals for first three-game winning streak this season (1/15/19)WASHINGTON -- Three's a relief for the St. Louis Blues. Thanks to three goals in under five minutes, St. Louis beat the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals 4-1 Monday night to put together its first three-game winning streak of the season...
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball product Antonius Cleveland finds landing spot with G-League's Santa Cruz (1/11/19)FRISCO, Texas -- When Antonius Cleveland was tasked with summing up his initial season in professional basketball, the Southeast Missouri State product delivered one encompassing descriptor -- eventful. In November 2017, Cleveland, now 24, was signed to a two-way contract by Dallas. He played 13 games for the Mavericks before sustaining an ankle injury against Phoenix and being waived Nov. 19, 2017...
Blues rookie goalie wins second straight start (1/11/19)ST. LOUIS -- Jordan Binnington has played in 204 minor league games, plenty of time to wonder if he'd ever make an NHL start. The long wait was worth it for the rookie St. Louis Blues goaltender. Binnington made 28 saves and Oskar Sundqvist added a goal and an assist to lead the Blues to a 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night...
KC's defense looks to silence skeptics vs. Colts in playoffs (1/9/19)KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs' defense had been hearing all season about how bad they were, and how they were the biggest threat to an offensive juggernaut falling short of reaching the Super Bowl. Then they shut down the Oakland Raiders in Week 17...
Seguin keys Stars' 3-1 win over inconsistent Blues (1/9/19)ST. LOUIS -- Tyler Seguin scored twice, Ben Bishop made several key saves, and the Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 on Tuesday night. John Klingberg had a goal for the Stars, who won despite generating only 17 shots on net. Bishop, a St. Louis native, stopped 26 shots against his former team and improved to 5-5-1 versus the Blues...
Chiefs' Mahomes prepared for playoff debut against Colts (1/8/19)KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs didn't draft Patrick Mahomes merely to make the playoffs. Matt Cassel accomplished that, and quarterbacks Steve Bono, Elvis Grbac, Trent Green and Alex Smith went one better by making it to the divisional round. Smith even won a wild-card game, the first playoff victory by the long-suffering Chiefs since Joe Montana led them to the AFC title game in the 1993 season...
St. Louis will host 2020 NHL All-Star Game (1/2/19)SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Tuesday that St. Louis will host the NHL All-Star festivities from Jan. 24-26, 2020. "St. Louis was a great host for the Winter Classic we recently had there," Bettman said during the second intermission of Tuesday's Winter Classic between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks. "In the final analysis, including the renovation at the Enterprise Center they've done, it made it the right time for us to go back."...
Blues unable to solve Lundqvist in 2-1 loss to Rangers (1/2/19)ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues threw everything they could at Henrik Lundqvist over the final two periods and it still wasn't enough. Lundqvist made 39 saves and the New York Rangers got goals from Mats Zuccarello and Boo Nieves in a 2-1 victory over the Blues on Monday night...
Thomas, Allen lead Blues to 4-1 victory (12/28/18)ST. LOUIS -- Robert Thomas had a goal and an assist and Jake Allen made 30 saves to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. Jay Bouwmeester, Pat Maroon and Ryan O'Reilly scored for the Blues. Jack Eichel scored his 15th goal of the season in the second period for the Sabres...
Canucks net five goals as Blues suffer another lopsided loss (12/22/18)VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Jacob Markstrom turned in another solid start Thursday night, and then moved on. "There's another game in two days, that's what I'm focusing about," he said. Markstrom made 29 saves to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues...
Cardinals beef up bullpen, sign Miller to two-year deal (12/22/18)ST. LOUIS -- When healthy, Andrew Miller has been one of baseball's top relievers. The St. Louis Cardinals are banking on a return to form. Miller agreed to terms on a two-year deal with St. Louis, with a vesting option for 2021. The 6-foot-7 left-hander has been dominant for much of this decade, but he went just 2-4 with a 4.24 ERA in 37 games with Cleveland last season while dealing with hamstring, knee and shoulder issues...
Pro Sports Schedule
Conference ChampionshipsNFC: L.A. Rams at New Orleans, 2:05 p.m.
AFC: New England at Kansas City, 5:40 p.m.
TOP 25 BASKETBALL
MenNo. 11 Florida State at Boston College, Noon
No. 15 Marquette vs. Providence, Noon
No. 23 Iowa vs. Illinois, 12 p.m.
WomenNo. 1 Notre Dame vs. Boston College, 12 p.m.
No. 2 Baylor vs. West Virginia, 4 p.m.
No. 4 Louisville at Wake Forest, 12 p.m.
No. 5 Oregon vs. Arizona, 2 p.m.
No. 6 Stanford vs. Washington State, 2 p.m.
No. 8 N.C. State vs. Virginia Tech, 11:30 a.m.
No. 9 Maryland vs. Penn State, 1 p.m.
No. 10 Oregon State vs. No. 19 Arizona State, 4 p.m.
No. 12 Syracuse at Georgia Tech, 1 p.m.
No. 14 Marquette vs. St. John's, 2 p.m.
No. 17 Michigan State at No. 20 Rutgers, 1 p.m.
No. 22 Iowa at Illinois, 2 p.m.
No. 23 Minnesota at Nebraska, 5 p.m.
No. 24 DePaul vs. Seton Hall, 2 p.m.
No. 25 Indiana at Purdue, 1 p.m.
NBACharlotte at Indiana, 5 p.m.
Phoenix at Minnesota, 6 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 6 p.m.
NHLWashington at Chicago, 11:30 a.m.
Anaheim vs. N.Y. Islanders at Nassau Coliseum, 2 p.m.
Detroit at Vancouver, 3 p.m.
Arizona at Toronto, 6 p.m.
Carolina at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m.
TennisITF/Tennis Australia, Australian Open, Melbourne
GolfPGA Tour, Desert Classic, La Quinta, Calif.
LPGA Tour, Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
PGA Tour Champions, Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai, Ka'upulehu-Kona, Hawaii
Web.com Tour, Bahamas Great Abaco Classic